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Poster: ramone.bill Date: Sep 19, 2008 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: downloading

hi this is my first post as i just got an account on the Archive and i know i'll be a total noob for asking this, but can someone please tell me the way to download Soundboards that aren't in the downloadable section?
Thanks a ton

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Sep 19, 2008 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading

My turn to answer this perfectly logical question that seems to come up every few weeks. Here's ths scoop:

The band -- who owns the intellectual property rights to their recordings of their performances -- only allows those shows to be streamed, not downloaded. They don't have to allow even that much access; it's a privilege that they can take away any time they want to.

We who listen to, enjoy, and discuss the shows here at this forum agree to abide by their terms, and we don't talk about ways to circumvent their wishes. We try to be grateful for the ability to hear 2,300 shows for free anytime. Can you name any other artists who gives away a 10th as much of their creative work for free?

If you want to acquire crystal clear soundboards to put on your iPod, the best thing to do is to go over to www.dead.net and buy some of the ones that have been commercially released.

And welcome. This is generally a kind place, with just enough craziness to keep things interesting.


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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 19, 2008 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading

which may well be the single best answer i've yet read to the question. well done!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2008 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey Bill Ramone...

I second that, BD; good job DH.

Another option, BRamone, is to put in some time hanging here or at similar (?) places such as Deadhook, where after a time, you can get to known any number of kind souls that are willing to share the music. There are even "rules of the road" for this sort of interaction (Hook provides a list for newcomers to familiarize themselves with), but with only a little effort you may find that you can acquire the music you love via the relationships you strike up with folks that have come before you.

The band members do allow for sharing among fans in the good old fashioned way (ie, someone makes you a copy, sends you the disk[s], and no profit is made on the exchange, etc., etc.).

Yet another means is to join the "torrenting" crowd (a more complicated web-based means of sharing, but in the same spirit as the method just outlined).

With these options, there is really no excuse for doing anything that might upset the applecart.

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Poster: ramone.bill Date: Sep 19, 2008 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading

cool, thanks

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Poster: huntr Date: Sep 19, 2008 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading

heh

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Sep 20, 2008 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading

thanks to all who answered already- must protect our asset- not like some other forums i know- cough- also new guy you can learn about bittorrents- took me a long time- but now I have more SB than I can listen to

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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Sep 20, 2008 4:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading


Most of us part of the audience experience...
We should be grateful for the AUD experience...

~peace~

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Poster: wolfmanjack Date: Sep 20, 2008 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: downloading

Indeed this place is a gift and should be regarded and respected as such - save your spite for the band/particular band members and perhaps the Archive (amazingly I have actually seen negativity towards the archive posted in other places, talk about missing the point?!?!).

Being an AUD appreciator this place is a god send esp since the gates have been re-opened for uploading new sources. Some amazing stuff has been upped in recent months.

Thanks Archive.org and all who contribute their hard work of love here.